Ok ... I dont get it ... I`m both a PCLOS and a mint user ... and have them both ... Both distros are great . And trust me , For me using anything that Is deb based has never been a nice experience until linux mint.
Then again Both mandriva and mandrake were not a nice experience ( rpm hell and the lack of support for non paying costumers )
And yes most non buntu users bash at sudo ...
But it just a question of habit
But in the end run, All linux distros have and have had their short comings . And that`s were WE come in .
AND by WE I`m thinking of the communities that stand by their distros and do their best to make them better Hey thats what makes linux great . . Imagine what would have happened if Linus Torvall didnt have friends ready for beta testing the kernel ...
Remember we are here because we value our freedom and Right to Chose and I think that we all share the idea that all software should be free for non commercial use.
So any distro ... small , big , ugly or nice is great in my book .
Mint and PClinuxOS are my favorites because they are both made on more or less the same ideas and have great communities . And they both work well
BTW PCLOS final is a lot better than the TR-s, I had 3d and gl ( had none of both that is ) problems on all the TR-s but have had none with the final